Rural GPs in Donegal are at “tipping point”

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Almost 90 percent of students studying medicine in Irish universities say they're considering emigrating when they graduate.

A study led by NUIG has found that career opportunities and working conditions are among the main factors for emigrating.

Meanwhile, this morning's Donegal Democrat is reporting that a number of GPs in Donegal are warning that the service is at tipping point in rural areas of the county. A meeting in Donegal Town this week was told that recent cuts make general practioner work unattractive and unviable, and this will see access to GPs become restricted as numbers fall.

Among those who attended and addressed that meeting was Chris Goody, the CEO of the National Association of General Practitioners...............